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To mix or not to match.

Old 05-19-2018, 10:30 AM
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I would mix, and I always wash.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:11 AM
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I would mix them. I mix all kinds of fabric. I do not prewash.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:02 AM
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I fix batiks with prints of solids a lot. If I like them together...then they go together. I prewash everything.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:17 AM
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Absolutely. I create many quilts from my stash which includes all types of quilting fabrics. Mixing the two types of fabrics will provide textures and variations in color.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:44 AM
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If I like how they look together, yes.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:37 AM
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If you're asking because you need a solid black to set off your batiks, RJR now has a solid black batik. Keepsake Quilting has it online for less than $10 a yard, but other places also sell it. RJR Fabrics Blossom line, 3142-001 solid black.

I haven't tried it yet, but definitely will. Personally, I don't like the combination of batik and cotton broadcloth. The difference in thread count is much too drastic for me.

And I prewash everything.

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Old 05-20-2018, 03:04 PM
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Thank you to all who answered. Your advice has helped enormously.
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